Your Love is Weird
By: Beck Hansen

Written by: Beck Hansen

Alternate Titles:

a.k.a. Weird Love
a.k.a. Yr Love is Weird

 
Lyrics:
Your Love Is Weird [Version (a)]:

The sun is down
When I'm around
In this town
I wear the frown
Cause your love is weird
Your love is weird
Your love is weird
Your love is weird

I feel the strain
I use a cane
To walk the lane
Of wonderful pain
Cause your love is weird
Your love is weird
Your love is weird
Your love is weird

I live in fear
I have no beer
I sleep in jails
And everything fails
Cause your love is weird
Your love is weird
Your love is weird
Your love is weird

I have no cash
I have no stash
I keep the trash
And clean it for you
Cause your love is weird
Your love is weird
Your love is weird
Your love is weird

Your love is weird
Your love is weird
Your love is weird
Your love is weird
Your Love is Weird (Leftovers version) [Version (b)]:

The sun is down when I'm around
In this town, I wear the frown
'Cause your love is weird, your love is weird
Your love is weird, your love is weird

I feel the strain, I use a cane
To walk the lane of wonderful pain
'Cause your love is weird, your love is weird
Your love is weird, your love is weird

I live in fear, I have no beer
I cannot hear, could you turn up the volume?
'Cause your love is weird, your love is weird
Your love is weird, your love is weird
 
The Song:

Beck recorded "Your Love Is Weird" initially for Golden Feelings. It has a catchy enough melody, but Beck's heart doesn't really seem into the performance. And in the end, he left the song off that tape, though it did surface on a bootleg of Golden Feelings outtakes.

(This version was then also later found on a second version of Don't Get Bent Out Of Shape, and was likely on the unknown We Like Folk tape too. Beck liked it enough to use it over and over!)

A fairly forgettable folk song, really, the lyrics read young and fairly uninteresting. "Your love is weird" is a cool and original enough idea itself, but the song hardly explores it at any way, instead consisting mainly of quick and easy rhymes ("down / around / town / frown," etc.). It kind of leaves me longing for the song to be more, well, weird.

Then years later, when Beck put together the Deluxe version of One Foot In The Grave in 2009, one of the bonus tracks turned out to be an old studio version of "Your Love Is Weird"! I like this solo acoustic outtake much more, it has a sort of sleepy dynamic to it. (Or stoned, I guess.)
 
Live:

Played live once:
January 26, 1994

Beck and that dog played this song on the radio in Olympia, WA, on January 26, 1994. This was probably around the time Beck was finishing up One Foot In The Grave in Olympia, so it should not have been a surprise when he released the One Foot outtakes and included 'Weird.' (And the outtake's lyrics match this live versions'.)

Beck and that dog teaming up is always a joy. Their voices work well together, and it is especially fun hearing them live on this show. During the chorus that follows, Beck sang "'Cause your mother's queer" a few times!

This is the only live version we know about, unfortunately.
 
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